The Other Side of the Story - Granny Get Your Gun
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Granny Get Your Gun
A friend assures me that the following story is true: Recently, a friend of his grandmother, a woman about 65 years old, was out shopping. When she returned to her car there were three men sitting inside it. Being the kind of feisty woman who had a gun for such emergencies, she whipped it out and yelled, "I know how to use it, and I'm quite prepared to. Get out!" The men were petrified and quickly jumped out and ran away.
The woman then got into the car, and to her dismay, the key wouldn't fit in the ignition. Wrong car. Oops!
Realizing her mistake, she thought she better report what she had done at the Police Station. Which she did. When she told the officer on duty the story, he laughed and pointed at the three still visibly shaken men sitting at the other end of the room. They had just reported being hijacked by an elderly lady.
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